STEM skills development is attracting attention from mining companies across Australia. Vanessa Zhou looks into what South32, Gold Industry Group and Evolution Mining are doing in this space.
Rio Tinto’s Future Minds Accelerator program has provided future skills courses to kindergarten to year 12 students and educators in Western Australia.
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has awarded scholarships to three women in the minerals industry to help them secure company board positions.
Rio Tinto has redesigned the Future Minds Accelerator education technology program by allowing access remote during the coronavirus crisis.
Rio Tinto has backed the Western Australian Government’s launch of its first ever five-pillar approach to enhancing science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) capabilities throughout the state.
The Toolooa Indigenous Group Robotics (TIGeR) team is set to join the upcoming robotics competition in Rockhampton, Queensland in August this year.
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews has launched the Women in STEM Decadal Plan, which has found under-representation and under-utilisation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) poses a threat to the Australian economy. Australia has not yet made systemic changes required to achieve diversity in STEM, according to the Australian … Continue reading Female representation in STEM to be pushed in the next decade
AusIMM board director René Sterk discusses the impact of the JORC Code, clears up some of its misconceptions and details the importance of education in this space.
Australian universities are to collaborate with major mining companies on a new government-funded training centre called the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Training Centre (ARC Training Centre).
Mining Education Australia (MEA) is an important part of the modern fabric of Australia’s tertiary mining education, supporting around 80–85 per cent of the current crop of mining graduates.
Rio Tinto has partnered with the Western Australian Government and South Metropolitan TAFE over the implementation of new automation courses, which are set to begin in WA-based TAFE colleges and high schools from 2019.
Attracting women to STEM careers is one issue, retaining them is another. And that does not seem to get the same level of attention.
Studies have shown a preponderance of engineers among terrorist ranks, especially when we look at the relatively recent scourge of Islamist terror the world is currently grappling with.
New technology is making remote mining and in-depth training a reality.
The latest edition of the World University Rankings has released its new findings based on university subjects and for the first time highlighted mining, showing which are the world’s top 100 mining schools.
ThoroughTec Simulation has been engaged by a diversified underground mining contractor operating throughout Australia and Asia Pacific to develop a training simulator for deployment in Indonesia
A research paper by UBS has predicted that a combination of automation and connectivity will see the competitive advantage of low labour cost countries shrink, but also lead to rising inequality.
The Office of the Chief Scientist has published the first national STEM Programme Index.
The University of Adelaide has opened a new copper and uranium research hub.
Greens head Richard Di Natale has called for a plan to levy coal miners for environmental rehabilitation and to support workers in retraining.